My string balls are done!!! and I have my aisle decor figured out! **PICS**
So my first string balls are done! They turned out better than what I thought they would! We took a trip to walmart, and I got some flowers to play around with aisle decor.. and I know have my pew decorations :) Something else I'm proud of. I'm thinking I may add some more of the hay looking stuff.. the package says its called raphia... but it looks like hay to me lol. For some reason the picture of the pew decoration posted sideways even though I had it turned the right way before I posted... dumb computer lol.





countrybride*H*
Married: 04/28/2012
Edited On: Apr 3, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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Married: 05/21/2011
Apr 03, 2011 at 2:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Those are cool. I wish I had time to work on things like that, but I just dont! lol.

Didi
Married: 05/15/2013
Apr 03, 2011 at 2:32 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Chelsea - they are AWESOME! ;)

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Apr 03, 2011 at 2:32 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
They turned out great.

countrybride*H*
Married: 04/28/2012
Apr 03, 2011 at 2:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks everyone!! I'm very very happy with them!! I'm having a productive weekend :)

Mrs♥In♥September
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Apr 03, 2011 at 2:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
OOO i like!! Great job on those!

Married: 08/06/2011
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Apr 03, 2011 at 2:56 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
they look great !

Married: 07/30/2011
Apr 03, 2011 at 3:00 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I love it with the flower attached - so fun and festive looking!!!! How long did it take you to make them?

countrybride*H*
Married: 04/28/2012
Apr 03, 2011 at 3:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The string balls took about 24 hours, what takes so long is them drying. I only did four so it took me maybe an hour to get the balloons blown up, make the mix (which was glue water and corn starch) and then to get the string on the balloons. And the flower part took me all of 15 minutes per flower to put together lol.

Married: 10/08/2011
Apr 03, 2011 at 4:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Chelsea-are they really sturdy? Will you put up the recipe you used again please! Great job they look fantastic.

Married: 07/14/2012
Apr 03, 2011 at 5:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
That's really cool! I think I'll do something like that but with orange yarn or string! (One of my wedding colours.)

Married: 04/09/2011
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Apr 03, 2011 at 6:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
yay! those turned out fantastic!!

Married: 05/29/2011
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Apr 03, 2011 at 7:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Chelsea - I'm glad that "recipe" worked out. I'm still waiting on this. (Even if my niece's wedding is less than 2 months away!) Since you did the test for me, I'll just make it a weekend project, lol! Did you spray paint the yarn, or was it string?

countrybride*H*
Married: 04/28/2012
Apr 03, 2011 at 7:08 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@ Erin - I think if I would've let them dry longer they would've been more sturdy.. I didn't let them dry for a full 24 hours. I couldn't wait lol. I also plastered them with clear spray paint lol. But they are sturdy enough to be hung by yarn or ribbon and its sturdy enought to hold a few flowers as far as I can tell. The recipe I used said to do 1/4 cup of corn starch and warm water and 4 ounces of glue, but I didn't get everything exact.. I could only find a 1/3 cup measuring cup lol so I did the ful 1/3 cup and a few extra tablespoons of corn starch (I used the powder corn starch not liquid) and the water was a little over 1/4 of a cup, and the glue I had bought a 7 or 8 ounce bottle since I wasn't sure how much I would need, I eyeballed it used a little more than half of the bottle, then you just need to mix it as well as you can (it says to mix until all the lumps were out, I didn't get them all completely out).. and it worked fine. I'm debating on using colored yarn next time I

countrybride*H*
Married: 04/28/2012
Apr 03, 2011 at 7:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
do more. with me using them as pew decorations I think I will only need the small ones and only small balloons, but if you plan on hanging them from the ceiling or trees or something then you would want to do a mixture of big and small ones.

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Apr 03, 2011 at 7:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The directions I found and passed on to Chelsea was: 1/2 cup corn starch, 1/4 cup warm water, 4 oz school glue. Pull string through the glue mixture and wrap around balloons that were coated with petroleum jelly. Allow to dry, spray paint in color of choice (this helps in the hardening process) I thought adding clear crystal glitter would add sparkle after hitting it w/spray paint.

countrybride*H*
Married: 04/28/2012
Apr 03, 2011 at 7:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
oooh.. it was a 1/2 cup of corn starch.. oops lol. Sorry Erin! Thanks for correcting my mistake Karen :)
Edited On: Apr 03, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Married: 05/29/2011
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Apr 03, 2011 at 8:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hahaha...guess I was typing the directions while you were passing them on too, Chelsea! Good minds think alike :-)

Mrs Young
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Apr 03, 2011 at 9:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
great job!

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Apr 03, 2011 at 9:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Cool.

Married: 2+ years ago
Apr 03, 2011 at 9:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It looks like there are lil fussys. Is that because of the spray paint or the yarn?
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